Not many people know what it really means for Mercury to be in Retrograde, but for a lot of people, all they know is that it means something bad. 

January 14th is when Mercury first went into retrograde for the first time in 2022, with 4 cycles to happen throughout the year.

In astrology terms, Mercury in retrograde means that the planet itself is going to start moving backward throughout the zodiac and this will last until February 3rd.

This time around Mercury is in the sign of Aquarius, meaning that Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, or Scorpio will be feeling this retrograde the strongest. When this happens (Mercury going backwards) usually means that these dominant signs need to slow down. The relationships, people and many other things like specific projects or jobs can start coming back into your life, yes your ex might text you.


A retrograde is a time your past comes back into your forefront, meaning it comes into focus, and with your past in your present, you should not focus on your future. If you thinking of starting a new relationship, starting a new job or starting anything new, we suggest not to when Mercury is in retrograde and waiting until February 3rd.

Another big part that is specific to this retrograde is the fact that it is in Aquarius. Aquarius is the sign that deals with social circles, meaning relationships and especially those with friends. When mercury is in retrograde in Aquarius it is possible that the truth between friends is brought up and it could help you discover which friends are close and which you should keep closer.

Yes not everyone believes in astrology, but just know if you’re feeling off about something, it’s most likely because mercury is in retrograde, so don’t do anything you’re going to regret.

Article published by HOLR Magazine